Renewables
September 29, 2016 - GE’s Renewable Energy business has added two new wind turbine models to its recently announced platform of 3MW wind turbines. Announced this week in Germany at the WindEurope Summit, these uprated machines in the 3.6-137 and 3.8-130 are also compatible with GE’s digital wind farm ecosystem.
September 28, 2016 - TransAlta Renewables received a $45.9 million investment this past year to expand its energy developments from the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) on behalf of Alberta’s Heritage Fund.
September 27, 2016* - Ontario just announced it will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1000MW of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy-from-waste projects.
September 27, 2016 - UL says it is expanding its renewable energy portfolio after closing the deal to acquire AWS Truepower, an energy engineering services and advisory firm, yesterday.
September 23, 2016 - SaskPower says it will add 60MW of ground-mount solar PV generation to the province’s electricity grid by 2021—“enough to power between 10,000 and 12,000 homes”. The plan includes a combination of competitive procurement, a partnership with First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) and community projects.
September 23, 2016 - Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, announced plans for its solar rooftop installation project at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre earlier this week. This is one of eight large installation projects being planned on municipal buildings, including arenas, pools and city garages, Hydro Ottawa says.
September 19, 2016 - Due primarily to a concern relating to migratory bird activity in the area, Saskatchewan’s Environment Minister Scott Moe announced a windpower project planned by Algonquin Power near Chaplin will not be approved for its proposed location.
September 19, 2016 - Hydro-Quebec’s research institute (IREQ) and Enercon Canada Inc. have announced a new R&D partnership agreement on wind power grid integration.
September 16, 2016 - Hybridized electricity production that includes renewable energy is projected to be less expensive than “business-as-usual” in some northern communities, researchers at the Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy have found.  
September 14, 2016 - The government of Alberta says it will support 5000MW of additional renewable energy capacity through its new Renewable Electricity Program to help with its plans to see 30% of electricity come from renewables by 2030.
September 13, 2016 - At the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), researchers have concluded energy self-sufficiency in homes with solar PV panels and batteries may come with an expensive price tag, and there may be better solutions out there to go green.
September 9, 2016 - Eaton has announced new higher-power models of its Power Xpert solar and energy storage inverters for grid-tied utility-scale projects: Power Xpert 2000kW and 2200kW solar inverters and 2500kW energy storage inverters.
September 6, 2016 - Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has posted a new Feed-in Tariff (FIT)/microFIT price schedule for 2017.
August 23, 2016 - According to the Canadian office of wind turbine player Enercon, an evacuation protocol was triggered following a turbine collapse at the Point Tupper wind farm, located near Port Hawkesbury, N.S.
August 11, 2016 - After being granted double certification per IEC62852/UL6703 standards and being in production since May 2015, Canadian Solar’s T4 field-installable PV connector portfolio has hit the North American market.

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